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Dinosaur exhibition temporarily closes in Atlanta after intruders cause expensive damage

May. 30, 2023 19:26 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — A dinosaur exhibition linked to the Jurassic Park movie franchise has temporarily closed its Atlanta location after police say people broke in and caused more than $250,000 in damage. Atlanta police say they responded Monday to a burglary call at the exhibition,...

Former first lady Rosalynn Carter has dementia, still living 'happily at home' with her husband, The Carter Center says

May. 30, 2023 13:17 PM EDT
ATLANTA (AP) — Former first lady Rosalynn Carter has dementia, still living 'happily at home' with her husband, The Carter Center says.

Public cost of Atlanta’s police and fire training center set to double

May. 27, 2023 14:05 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta's proposed police and fire training center will cost taxpayers more than double the $31 million previously estimated by Mayor Andre Dickens' administration. City officials on Friday confirmed that there is a provision in the city's lease with the Atlanta...

Kimbrel 8th pitcher in MLB history to earn 400 saves, Phillies beat Braves 6-4

May. 27, 2023 00:27 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Craig Kimbrel had a feeling this would be a special night, so he wanted about 30 to 40 family members and friends from Alabama to come watch him reach a rare milestone. The hard-throwing closer became the eighth pitcher in major league history to earn 400 saves as...

Hyundai and LG announce $4.3 billion plant in Georgia to build batteries for electric vehicles

May. 26, 2023 11:58 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Hyundai Motor Group and LG Energy Solution announced Thursday they will build a $4.3 billion electric battery plant as part of Hyundai's new electric vehicle assembly plant in southeast Georgia. The companies will split the investment, starting production as soon as...

Murder, cruelty charges dismissed in Georgia toddler's hot car death

May. 25, 2023 17:11 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — A father from Georgia will not face another trial over his toddler's death in a hot car, prosecutors said Thursday, after the Georgia Supreme Court last year reversed his murder and child cruelty convictions. Justin Ross Harris, 42, was found guilty in November 2016...

Albies drives in winning run in 9th as Braves beat Dodgers 4-3, avoid sweep

May. 24, 2023 23:00 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Bryce Elder's clutch pitching kept Atlanta in the game. Strong situational at-bats in the ninth produced a much-needed win. Ozzie Albies' sacrifice fly drove in Austin Riley in the bottom of the ninth and the Braves beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 4-3 on Wednesday night...

Ex-officer charged in Atlanta-area police dog attack

May. 24, 2023 16:51 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — A former suburban Atlanta-area police officer has been indicted on felony charges after prosecutors say he unlawfully directed a police dog to attack a man. A Fulton County grand jury on Tuesday returned an indictment against former Alpharetta police officer Michael...

Family of Georgia woman who died after falling from moving patrol car files wrongful death lawsuit

May. 24, 2023 15:05 PM EDT

DECATUR, Ga. (AP) — The family of a Georgia woman who died last year after she fell from a moving patrol car has filed a civil rights lawsuit, saying sheriff's deputies improperly arrested her and ultimately caused her death, attorneys announced Wednesday. The deputies who put...

Jimmy Carter, 3 months into hospice, is aware of tributes, enjoying ice cream

May. 23, 2023 20:44 PM EDT

NORCROSS, Ga. (AP) — Three months after entering end-of-life care at home, former President Jimmy Carter remains in good spirits as he visits with family, follows public discussion of his legacy and receives updates on The Carter Center's humanitarian work around the world, his grandson says....